2011-10-07 / Obits

John “Jack” Doherty


John Doherty, a former Rockaway resident, died September 30.

Doherty was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 8, 1933. He was raised in Rockaway Beach and worked as a police officer in the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1960.

Doherty was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Mary Doherty.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, John, Brian, Christopher and Stephen; 12 grandchildren; and siblings, Eileen, Hugh, Kathleen, James and Mary.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Massapequa Funeral Home, Massapequa, New York. A funeral mass took place at St. William the Abbott R.C. Church, Seaford, New York. Interment followed at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, New York. Donations can be made in his memory to the Chaminade Torch Fund by contacting jsheehan@chaminade-hs.org.

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